Ashburn, VA (September 30, 2015) – The Virginia High School League has begun the weekly power points ranking scale. This is a formula used to rank every high school football team in the state. It is the final arbiter of both playoff teams and match-ups.
How is this ranking system determined?
68-4-5: To decide which teams will play for the sectional championships and which teams will enter the state championship play-off series, an approved rating scale has been developed for rating each team so that the top-rated teams will meet for each championship. The rating scale serves the further purpose of encouraging schools to play strong schedules so that they may achieve higher rating scores.
68-4-6: Rating Scale: To find the rating of a team, total the number of points it has earned In accordance with the following table and divide that total number by the number of games played.
68-4-6: To calculate ties in football games with out-of-state teams (when the games are played out-of-state) and rider points for out-of-state games ending in a tie.
Don’t worry, if you’re still confused at how this number is calculated, Viva Loudoun will input the rankings into our regional football standings and rank teams according to the VHSL rating scale.
To view the first ranking of the season click here.